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Jesús Navas sets new Sevilla appearances record

The winger replaced Mercado came on as a second half sub against Levante this afternoon. He has overtakes Pablo Blanco's record: 416 official games for Sevilla.

Jesús Navas sets new Sevilla appearances record

Jesús Navas set a new club record at Sevilla in last night's goalless draw against Levante. The winger became the player to have made the most appearances in official competition with Sevilla, in total, he has appeared 416 times for his hometown club.

Jesús Navas, 416 games for Sevilla

Navas was brought on as a second half sub, replacing Gabriel Mercado on 76 minutes at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. In doing so, he overtook the previous record holder Pablo Blanco, who made 415 appearances for Sevilla between 1971 and 1984.

Navas in action against Real Madrid
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Navas in action against Real MadridRAFA APARICIODIARIO AS

The 32-year-old new record holder is in his second stint at Sevilla - he made his first team debut two days after his 18th birthday in 2003. In June 2013 he left to join Manchester City and returned home last summer after four seasons in the Premier League.

Navas is delighted to be in the history books and said after the Levante match: "I feel very proud to have set this new record in front of our fans. The team needs to give more and take this forward. We have to give 100%, and keeping working hard at our game. We also must start our games stronger. It wasn't our day today. What matters is that the boss recovers well, he's been with us since this morning".


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